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Much needed reminders

Posted May 03 2010 10:05pm

Today, I received quite a few reminders that as bad as I feel that things are going right now, that it could always be much worse.

I found myself worried about a friend whom I have known for about 10 years, a wonderful mom to 3 kids, who lost her home and all their possessions due to the floods in Tennessee.  The pictures are heartbreaking.  They are all safe, thank goodness.   But now they have to break the news to their children that all their items are gone.  Like that, their lives are changed.  They have to start over.

I found myself worried about Bertrand quite a bit during the day because he just was not himself.  His mom, my person , is such a strong and amazing mom and friend, and I know that these new injections they started him on to try and help control his seizures are so tough on all of them.

I found myself worried about Hannah’s birth friend, Charli , who is going to have half of her brain removed in a bit over 3 weeks to try and control her seizures and spasms.  Her mom, who is going through a difficult time as it is, is also such an amazingly strong woman whom I admire.

I find myself worried about Hannah’s local therapy friend, Cooper , who was diagnosed with a severe mitochondrial disorder and who just received a gut transplant last week after waiting on the list for a year.  Now beings the long road to recovery.

I found myself worried about little Olivia , a Gaucher type 2 little girl, who captured my heart with her smile.  A smile that was almost lost to the world due to the progressive nature of this disease just weeks ago.    But I saw a picture of her today, and to say her smile melted my heart is an understatement.

I have so much to be grateful for.   I really do.  And I am grateful.

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